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Offline Paulines7

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Prostate Cancer Back Again
« on: 14 October 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
I have kept you all up to date on how my husband John's prostate cancer has been treated these past 7 years.  He had the prostate removed in 2010 and then when his PSA rose two years later, he had radiotherapy.  His cancer had spread outside the prostate area.   He was fine for another two or three years but then had to have hormone injections as his PSA had risen again. 

About 9 months ago, it started rising again and six months later had gone up 150% but was still marginally below the level which the Consultant had said required further treatment.  The GP decided to do a test after 3 months this time, rather than wait for 6.  John was given the result yesterday.  It has now gone up about 200% in that 3 months, showing that the cancer cells are active again.   The GP contacted the consultant yesterday for an appointment and a bone scan for John.   

John is naturally very upset about this news but, hopefully, they can do something for him.  He cannot have any more radiotherapy around the area where the prostate use to be, but if the cells have spread elsewhere then he can have treatment there.   Other than that, there is chemotherapy but with all the side effects, it is not something that we look forward to.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline sedge

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #1 on: 14 October 2017, 09:43:10 PM »
Oh - drat and treble drat Pauline - Pete and I send love to both of you.

There have been some advances in chemo recipes during the last year -  the Specialist Nurse told us about them when he came and gave us the talk - and one chap had found a least one of them helpful.  It's hard I know - but try to live in hope.

{{{Hugs}}}
Jenny

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #2 on: 15 October 2017, 07:13:25 AM »
Have you thought about trying a ketogenic diet for hubby ?

It seems to hav beneficial effects as cancer cells can only use glucose as an energy source whereas most of your cells can use either ketones (from fat) or glucose.

Have a read here -
http://healthinsightuk.org/2017/02/20/how-the-ketogenic-diet-starves-a-tumour-then-genetically-engineers-the-cancer-cells/
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #3 on: 15 October 2017, 07:54:59 AM »
As you. Know from our correspondence elsewhere Pauline, Julian and I are very sorry to hear this news and are thinking of you and John and keeping our fingers crossed fir you.   {{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}
Patti


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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #4 on: 15 October 2017, 10:48:37 AM »
Thank you Patti and Sedge for your kind thoughts, love and hugs. 

I try to stay positive, Sedge, but John is depressed about it.  He has always been a pessimist whereas I am an optimist so I can't see him changing now. 

Terry, I have given John the link you shared.  He has been cutting down considerably on carbs since June to lose some weight so probably wouldn't find a ketogenic diet too difficult.  Thank you for this suggestion.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline himtoo

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2017, 12:49:28 PM »
I just want to add a hug from me to both of you as well.
really sorry to read this latest news

[[[hugs]]] to both of you.

paul
xx
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #6 on: 15 October 2017, 02:26:49 PM »
Very sorry to hear this, hope he gets the best treatment available & it helps, thinking of you both x
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July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
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Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
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June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #7 on: 15 October 2017, 07:04:39 PM »
Oh no, how awful for you both. Fingers crossed a less-invasive treatment will do the trick. *hugs*
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #8 on: 17 October 2017, 10:11:36 AM »
Thank you Paul, QL and Nytq for your kind wishes and hugs too. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Alan

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #9 on: 18 October 2017, 02:49:23 AM »
So sorry to read your news Pauline. All my best wishes to both of you.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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« Reply #10 on: 18 October 2017, 07:33:28 AM »
Sending my very best wishes to you and your husband too.
Anne

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Offline colette3

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #11 on: 18 October 2017, 10:36:40 AM »
Terribly sorry to hear this.  Just keep upbeat for him, fingers crossed and a little word with the Good Man up abovex

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« Reply #12 on: 18 October 2017, 03:20:11 PM »
Pauline - Sending you and your husband lots of positive thoughts and prayers.  He beat this thing once and hopefully his doctors will find a way for him to beat it once more.  (((Hugs)))
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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #13 on: 18 October 2017, 04:12:23 PM »
Terry, I have given John the link you shared.  He has been cutting down considerably on carbs since June to lose some weight so probably wouldn't find a ketogenic diet too difficult.  Thank you for this suggestion.

I forgot to add something about foods containing a compound called sulphoraphane which also has beneficial effects (cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale, brussels etc.)

But you have to careful about how you prepare them. Some tips here -
http://healthyhabitshub.com/how-to-cook-broccoli-without-losing-anti-cancer-agents/
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #14 on: 19 October 2017, 09:19:23 AM »
Terry, that was a very interesting article about broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.  Many thanks for sending the link.

Thanks too for the good wishes received from Alan, Avocado, Colette and GrammaBear.   All very much appreciated.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"